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Summary: The possibility has been raised that women who have had large for gestational age infants, while glucose tolerant during, pregnancy by conventional testing, may still have a subtle abnormality of carbohydrate metabolism. We have examined, some time after the completion of a pregnancy, the fasting levels of glucose, insulin and lipids in a group of women, glucose tolerant during pregnancy, who had a large for gestational age infant compared to a very carefully matched control group of women who had an appropriate for gestational age infant. No significant differences were found. These findings suggest that women who have a large for gestational age infant do so for a variety of reasons not related to maternal carbohydrate metabolism.